SEWARD, Neb. – A game-winning goal as part of a 1-0-1 week for the Concordia University men’s soccer team helped land a conference award for junior Roger de la Villa. On Tuesday (Oct. 16), the league named de la Villa the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. He joins David Carrasco (Sept. 11) as the second Bulldog to pick up the honor this season.
A native of Barcelona, Spain, de la Villa has been a welcome addition to head coach Jason Weides’ squad. He now shares the team lead with six goals this season after notching one apiece in last week’s games at Doane and versus Dakota Wesleyan. De la Villa’s goal in the 93rd minute lifted Concordia to a 2-1 overtime win over Dakota Wesleyan. He currently ranks in a tie for 13th on the GPAC goals leaderboard.
De la Villa has recorded one goal in three-straight games. He also has one assist this season. He and the Bulldogs (7-4-2, 3-2-2 GPAC) are back in action today (Oct. 16) at Mount Marty (2-6-2, 0-4-2 GPAC). Kickoff is set for 3:15 p.m. CT from Yankton, S.D.